CRETEHAWSER

CRETEHAWSER

Postby Tony Frost » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:11 pm

built at the Wear Concrete yard taken over by Swans
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Postby Stephen Swinhoe » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:45 pm

Another view of her.

cretehawser417_470x353.jpg
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CRETEHAWSER.

Postby Stephen Swinhoe » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:15 pm

Another view.

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Re: CRETEHAWSER

Postby fitter » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:45 pm

I came across two scrilbbled notes about Cretehawser:
1 Hydracrete / Cretehawser built about 1910 by Wear Concrete Co. North Hylton. beached 1940.
2 After WW1 short of coal so coal to be shipped from Belgium. Stealth & Layton built tugs and 40 - 50 barges in Tyne, Wear, Tees -Belgium shuttle service. I wondered if the tugs and or the barges were concrete. Anyone make any sense of this?

I have another note Cretesteel and Cretehawser beached 1943 and 1919 Wear Concrete Building Co. Southwick. 125ft-6" x 27ft -8" x 12ft- 7" 262GRT Steam powered.
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Re: CRETEHAWSER

Postby teesships » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:13 pm

Launched 15.3.19, completed April 1919, by Wear Concrete Building Co., Southwick, Sunderland. 262gt (per Miramar)

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Re: CRETEHAWSER

Postby Whickham » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:18 pm

Not a bad summary can be found here:

http://www.engineering-timelines.com/sc ... sp?id=1159
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Re: CRETEHAWSER

Postby teesships » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:19 pm

From: http://www.mareud.com/Ferro-Concrete/we ... ng_co.html

CRETEHAWSER (s.tug) (Off.no.: 143118) Yard.no: 1
Lch.: 1919.03.15., Compl.: 1919.04.
262 grt, 0 nrt
Dim: 38,25 x 8,43 x 4,50 m.
Engine: T.3-cyl.,750 ihp, Central Marine Engine Works, West Hartlepool. 1 screw.
Owners:
1917: Ordered as CT 1
1919.04.: Completed for The Shipping Controller, London, U.K. as CRETEHAWSER
1921: Transferred to the Board of Trade, London, U.K.
1922: Crete Shipping Co. Ltd., London, U.K. (Mgr: Stelp & Leighton Ltd.)
1935: Samuel Levy, South Shields, U.K.
1935: South Stockton Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Stockton for scrap.
1936: Dismantled and hull beached in River Wear.

Other links, among several showing via search engine:
http://www.sunderlandmaritimeheritage.o ... awser.html
http://www.afundit.co.uk/Wearships1.htm

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Re: CRETEHAWSER

Postby magoonigal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:07 pm

Stelp and Leighton also used the Engines in some newbuilds.

Two of them might have been the Coralstone and the Elfstone but not 100% sure.

They also cornered the market in "Crete's"
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Re: CRETEHAWSER

Postby magoonigal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:19 pm

Oh and another local link.

The CRETEHATCH was used by the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club as their HQ "Tyne" until she capsized in 1949.
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Re: CRETEHAWSER

Postby fitter » Mon May 13, 2013 8:09 am

I have no information about these images other than the caption quoted.
cretehawser men.JPG

The caption for this says "The first reinforced concrete tug in England and the men who built her, The Wear Concrete Building Yard, Southwick, Sunderland" All in their work clothes presumably!




1-CRETEHAWSER CONSTRUCTION.jpg

1-CRETEHAWSER MODEL.jpg

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This picture was on a page of three and attributed to the South Hylton History Society. wonder if they have a better one?
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